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Latest United States Geological Survey Stories

Deadly Washington Landslide Was Not Caused By An Earthquake: USGS
2014-03-27 11:11:19

A large landslide in northwest Washington that buried some 30 houses and killed at least two dozen people on March 22, 2014 may have been erroneously blamed on a minor earthquake that reportedly struck the area several days prior to the disaster.

2014-03-18 16:20:38

New Premium Layer Adds Private Ownership, APN and Parcel Boundaries Information to USGS/USFS Topographic Maps, USDA Aerial Imagery and US-based Satellite Maps SUNNYVALE, Calif., March

2013-11-19 23:29:17

Photo Science, Inc., a Quantum Spatial Company (Photo Science), has recently been awarded a major contract task order to provide the US Geological Survey (USGS) with high-resolution remote sensing

American Heartland At High Risk For Sizable Earthquakes
2013-09-30 14:15:26

An earthquake zone that extends from Marked Tree, Arkansas to Paducah, Kentucky and as far south as Memphis, Tennessee has a higher earthquake risk than adjacent areas within the United States, according to new research from the US Geological Survey (USGS).

National Preparedness Month: USGS Helping People Prepare For Natural Hazards
2013-08-30 06:51:14

As National Preparedness Month begins, it may be a good time to reflect on the threats we face around us, including damaging hurricanes, devastating wildfires, extreme heat waves and severe drought, among others.

USGS Maps California Seafloor In Unprecedented Detail
2013-08-12 14:59:57

While California offers an impressive shoreline, new research has been able to look beyond just the surface and has been used to reveal the hidden seafloor in unprecedented detail.

2013-07-10 15:17:01

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other scientific institutions are using social media and crowdsourcing to learn more about earthquakes.


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